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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Jolessa i just started jolessa, switched from yaz, and I am experiencing terrible acne. I know that it isn't the worst thing in the world, but i already went though it once. It is actually painful acne, reminds me of mini boils…anyways, i want to know if

Jolessa i just started jolessa, switched from yaz, and I am experiencing terrible acne. I know that it isn't the worst thing in the world, but i already went though it once. It is actually painful acne, reminds me of mini boils…anyways, i want to know if

Bad acne: Acne of the nature that you are describing can really be a serious issue. It can scar your face and effect your appearance in the future. I recommend that you discuss your diet and skin care with your primary doctor and possibly with a dermatologist so that they can get to the cause of your particular acne problem and get control of it. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of switching from yaz to yasmin? Being it's .02 to .03 mg of estrogen? Will my cycles and acne be better or worse?

What are the possible side effects of switching from yaz to yasmin? Being it's .02 to .03 mg of estrogen? Will my cycles and acne be better or worse?

0.02 t0 0.03 mg Est: If anything is noticed, is should be that the higher estrogen level will allow for less facial acne. It may only improve the acne and not "cure it". Make certain to take the Yasmin the same time (within the hour of the day before) so that the level of estrogen in your system is constant. Taking the bcp at odd hours in low dose types like Yas or Yasmin is, can cause variations which cause acne. ...Read more

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Why did I start getting bad acne as soon as I started yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Why did I start getting bad acne as soon as I started yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Hormones: This is one of the well-known side effects that some people experience. Decide with your physician whether you want to try a different hormonal medication, or (more likely) want to use a 21st century treatment for the acne. A good starter is topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can pill YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) actually make acne worse? Been taking for month and half. Have the worst cystic acne...

Can pill YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) actually make acne worse? Been taking for month and half. Have the worst cystic acne...

NO: Figure 3 menstrual cycles to attain result. Probably you will need to add 100mg SPIRONOLACTONE to Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for best result. If you are not clear in a few months, ISOTRETINOIN for 5 months will rescue you. ...Read more

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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months ago to control my serious hormonal acne. It cleared up pretty well. Can i go off the pill w/out serious acne returning?

I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months ago to control my serious hormonal acne. It cleared up pretty well. Can i go off the pill w/out serious acne returning?

Try a taper: If it's been only nine months, i'd be surprised if the acne does not return. But it's famously unpredictable. Be ready to resume treatment whenever it becomes necessary. Your physician is your best guide here. ...Read more

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